Envent Success Story — No. 639
Some companies spend their holidays taking things nice and easy. NOT Envent! On Memorial Day 2012, Envent fielded a telephone call from one of our clients that operates a tank farm along the Houston Ship Channel. “Can you help?,” they asked. “We need to degas two tanks quickly, like, TODAY!”
So Envent did what Envent does: we sprang to action to service our customer. In short order, we mobilized two teams of our highly experienced operators and deployed them to the ITC job site that afternoon. In a matter of hours, our teams completed their jobs with the usual outstanding results: a spotless safety record, and 100% compliance with all regulations.
Even on Memorial Day – when we stop to honor the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces of our great country – Envent stands ready to help our customers. Our 24/7 emergency responses are part of what makes us the nation’s #1 mobile vapor control and water treatment specialist.
Envent Success Story – No. 640
Here’s a success story that reinforces what you get with Envent: the “peace of mind” that comes from working with highly experienced professionals who put safety at the top of their list.
On June 4, 2012, our client in Tracy, Calif., asked Envent to obtain soil samples during a trenching operation at a local terminal. Envent’s compliance specialist arrived at the job site with a simple assignment: he planned to meet his contact, obtain a reading, obtain soil samples, and return them to the lab.
Another company might have completed these tasks and called it a day. Not Envent. When our specialist arrived at the job site, he noted that contractors were already working in the trench. He also noted the strong odor of hydrocarbons – and took an initial reading that was 850 parts per million higher than allowed by the San Joaquin Valley air permit.
Alarmed by the high VOC readings, Envent’s specialist exercised his “stop work authority” and asked his contact to remove crews from the area. He then donned a respirator and used additional testing equipment (which he brings to all job sites) to check for H2S and benzene. The tests confirmed a 5.5 ppm level of benzene – an unsafe level – and our specialist immediately notified the entire chain of command, including the client’s health and safety director. Through smart and prompt actions, Envent’s specialist assured that a number of people were immediately removed from a potentially harmful situation.
The next day (June 5) workers on the trench project were provided full-face respiratory protection with OV/AG cartridges with a benzene protection factor of 50 ppm, along with appropriate boot covers and gloves. Work resumed 24 hours later with a heightened sense of awareness and proper protective equipment on all workers involved in the excavation. Envent’s specialist remained at the site to monitor conditions until the project was completed – and probably wore a wide grin, knowing that he had kept a number of people out of harm’s way.
And here’s the moral of the story: at Envent, nothing is more important than safety. Our crews are highly experienced, and they know exactly how to successfully complete a job with a 100% commitment to safety. (Try getting THAT performance from some of our competitors!)